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Explored the depths

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posted on Feb, 8 2007 @ 12:15 PM
As of yet we have not explored the depths of the oceans, we tend to map the universe but do not know very much about the depths of the ocean, we have vehicles that can traverse the universe by remote control but we can not remote control an underwater explore with unlimited depth and distance.
We worry that a nuclear vehicle could have an accident and contaminate the ocean, but realistic we dump worse things in the ocean plus a rover would not need as much nuclear material as a full sub, and at the depths the rover travels there is no chance of some one getting it for the radioactive material.
If i had the money and the tech it would be one of my first things that i would do.

posted on Feb, 8 2007 @ 10:47 PM
I think we should be exploring the deep oceans more too....

Heres some images I found, did a quick googoo

The Abyss

posted on Feb, 9 2007 @ 07:41 PM
I have explored the depths - there is nothing there that will help us understand ourselves.

Just a long forgotten tree trunk chopped down by an angry jealous ax.

The root stands, though, and is beginning to grow. The here and now, shore and sea, desert and mountain peak.

Where men are - that is where we must all be. We must remember we are all earthlings and we have all we need on Earth, on dry land. What we need from the sea will cast itself upon our nets.

Any more is greed and fool's play - not to mention a downright waste of valuable resources.

Our MAIN problem is mismanagement. Regardless - it works in all venues!


posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 12:04 PM
I'm all for more exploration of the ocean, but I believe it's fairly challenging to design and build deep diving subs. Perhaps even more challenging than spaceships, due to the amount of pressure and stress they have to take at really deep depths. It would also be nice if we could just send mini remote control subs while controlling them from land, not unlike the probes and rovers we send to other planets, but unfortunately mini subs need to be tethered, so that really limits there range and abilities.

posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 04:42 PM
queenannie -- whether you like it or not, humans are still inexorably pysically connected to the sea. All life on Earth were in the oceans until a relatively short time ago - 450 Million years. That means for 90% of the time that life existed on Earth, it was bound to the ocean.

We are still connected to the ocean...the blood that runs through our bodies is what nature has given us to replace the seawater that used to surround each of our cells, back when we were much simpler creatures.

Before blood existed, it was sea water that would carry nutrients to each cell in an organism. Early animals needed to be arraged in such a way that seawater could reach all it its cells, so you could imagine how limiting this could be to the development of complex life. It wasn't until mother nature invented blood and the circulation system, that life could become much more complex and allow it to crawl on land (bringing with it it's own portable ocean water - blood.)

So before you say that we are wasting our resources studying the vastly unknown depths of the oceans, please remember that while we may be land creatures, we have barely just crawled out of the ocean -- and still are in many ways "sea-creatures". By studying ocean life, we are studying ourselves.

posted on Feb, 10 2007 @ 11:39 PM
there was a tentative and extensive, exavation of the ocean depths in the late 1990's in the which significant deposits of platinum were discovered, though the truth is the proportion of pressure at the depths discovered.

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